Compare 2012 Chrysler 300 vs 2012 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Chrysler 300
2012 Lincoln MKZ
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4-Door Sedan V6 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD 18 27 $26,712 $27,670
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD Limited 19 31 $31,312 $32,670
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD 300S 19 31 $32,232 $33,670
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD Limited 18 27 $33,473 $35,020
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD 300S 18 27 $34,393 $36,020
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD 300C 16 25 $36,832 $38,670
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD 300S 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD Mopar 12 16 25 $37,752 $39,670
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD 300C 15 23 $38,993 $41,020
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD 300S 15 23 $39,913 $42,020
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD 300C Luxury Series 16 25 $40,052 $42,170
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD 300C Luxury Series 15 23 $42,213 $44,520
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD SRT8 14 23 $46,062 $47,670
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4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 18 27 $32,677 $34,755
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $32,677 $34,755
4-Door Sedan AWD 17 25 $34,435 $36,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,712
$32,677
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,670
$34,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$461 / month
$579 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Riper and more mature, the latest Chrysler 300 has classically handsome looks and in the right versions, big rear-drive fun. The 2012 Lincoln MKZ has supple leather and wood trim for luxury-car street cred, and hybrid flower power to appeal to greens.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 41 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.3 99.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 11.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.4 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 17.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 37.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 T7C
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 T7C
Spare Tire Order Code
TBG N/A
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P225/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3999 3756
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 - TBD -
Engine Order Code
ERB 993
Displacement
3.6L/220 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6350 191 Combined
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 41
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 39
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 NA
Trans Order Code
DGJ 44H
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.57
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Lincoln MKZ
Body Style
4-Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short-Long Arm Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.5 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 9
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 4.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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